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The countdown is on for the Boise X Games Qualifer

Posted at 2:21 PM, May 30, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-30 19:18:11-04

On June 9 and 10, 60 of the best extreme athletes in the world will compete at the X Games Qualifier at Boise's Rhodes Skate Park. 

The event serves as an official qualifier for the X Games Minneapolis Park competitions. Twenty athletes will be invited to compete in each of three disciplines.

The top six Men’s Skateboard and BMX athletes and the top four Women’s Skateboard athletes not already invited will qualify into the X Games Minneapolis Park competition.

With the countdown clock to the event winding down, there's a lot to get done before the Boise park is ready for the national spotlight. 

"It's a worldwide showcase of, not just the park, but the city of Boise, so we really want to paint Boise and Rhodes Skate Park in the positive light that it should be painted in," Boise Parks and Recreation Director Doug Holloway said. 

Before the park is ready, one of the bowls is getting fenced in to prevent guests from falling. Bleachers will be set up for those with priority seating tickets for Saturday. Organizers are also working to address the ever-present downtown parking issue.

"Parking will always be an issue because there is no parking, actually, at Rhodes Skate Park," Holloway said. "We do have a couple of sites that we have reserved parking free of charge and we also have free shuttle service that will be coming from those sites."

Parking and shuttle service will be available at Ann Morrison Park.

Once you make it to the park, be prepared to spend the day. Food trucks, vendors, big screens and a beer garden await you. 

"It's truly something that you may not see again with this level of competition," Holloway said. "We've got 60 of the best athletes in the world coming to Boise for those two days, so it really should be a good day to come out with the family and enjoy a great day at Rhodes Skate Park."

If you can't make it to the live competition, the event will air in a episode of World of X Games scheduled to air on June 17 on Six on Your Side.

The event is free an open to the public.